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Health tip for week March 8th

  • To have healthy hair, use  pure, organic coconut oil.

Coconut oil is light, smells terrific, and has been used around the globe for thousands of years… not just as a hair remedy.

The health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength.  These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which is claimed to help in dealing with viruses and fighting bacteria causing diseases.  As a result of these various health benefits of coconut oil, it has been extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicinal system.

Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair providing them a shinny complexion. Regular massage of the head with coconut oil ensures that your scalp is free of dandruff, lice, and lice eggs, even if your scalp is dry. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. It is an excellent conditioner and helps in the re-growth of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair. It is therefore used as hair care oil and used in manufacturing various conditioners, and dandruff relief creams. Coconut oil is normally applied topically for hair care.

To find out more detail on how coconut oil is good for skin, health, weight loss, click here.

Here is a few tips on how you can use coconut oil for hair care:

Shine & Softness
Coconut oil enhances shine and gives an incredible glossy softness to the hair. Use it as a deep treatment…

Simply add a few tablespoons of pure virgin coconut oil to dry or slightly damp hair. Wrap it in a hot, wrung out towel or plastic bag, then cover with a thick dry towel. Allow the oil to work into the hair (and scalp if needed) for at least 30 minutes.

Doing this before a bath or shower is the most effective. The heat will open the cuticle layer of the hair, allowing the coconut oil to penetrate deep into the hair shaft. the hair’s inner structure.

Relief from Dandruff/Scalp Conditions
Coconut oil has anti-fungal and anti-microbial qualities that help combat dandruff and bacterial scalp infections. Apply virgin coconut oil to the scalp. Occasionally leave it on for a prolonged period (30 minutes or so) before shampooing.

Hair Loss
Coconut oil is even believed to slow hair loss by revitalizing and exfoliating dead skin tissue from the scalp. Apply the oil directly to the scalp and massage with your fingertips for 5 minutes. Shampoo as usual.

Considerations
Look for organic, virgin, unrefined coconut oil. The oil is usually solid in its container and will melt with the heat of your hands. Use a spoon or spatula to scoop out the oil so that you don’t contaminate your container… especially if you’re using it for a bacterial scalp infection.

AF Performance Center sells pure, organic coconut oil for $15 for 32 oz.  Most retail stores sells them for over $25.  Contact us if you want some coconut oil.  A lot of clients use coconut oil for weight loss.

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March 7, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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